Monday 8/21/17: Both Grandma’s birthday AND a total solar eclipse, followed by a 3.5-mile recovery run. On hills. Of course.
Tuesday 8/22/17: Flying back to NY.
Wednesday 8/23/17: Evening tempo stuff: 1 mile warmup, 2 miles around 10:00/mile, minute jog, 1 mile around 9:20/mile, minute jog, 1 mile around 9:15/mile, 1 mile cooldown. Hard work but it felt good.
Thursday 8/24/17: Off because I was too lazy to get up and climb before work.
Friday 8/25/17: Easy 4 miles before work.
Saturday 8/26/17: Off.
Sunday 8/27/17: Serious long run! 18 miles, across the Manhattan Bridge and then up the Hudson River Greenway all the way to Harlem. Slightly slower than planned, but the initial pace felt very sustainable and I picked up the pace to 10:00/mile average for the final 2 miles. Average pace 11:27/mile.
Totals: 32 miles running and that’s all! 6 weeks until the marathon.